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Teaming up, fighting fires

Teaming up, fighting fires

A member of the Shreveport Fire Department and a 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, listens to a a safety briefing at an annual recertification burn at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 20, 2018. Barksdale hosted the SFD for their annual recertification exercise, which simultaneously fulfilled an annual requirement for themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Shreveport Fire Department equipment lies on the ground before the start of an annual recertification burn at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. Sixty SFD firefighters were able to circulate through the three-day exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Captain Marcus Houston and Engineer DeMarcus Murray, Shreveport Fire Department firefighters, extinguish a fire during an annual recertification burn at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 20, 2018. The Federal Aviation Administration requires SFD firefighters to complete this training annually to ensure personnel are proficient in techniques and required duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Captain Korell Cooper, Shreveport Fire Department firefighter, gears up for an annual recertification burn at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. Utilizing the burn pit on Barksdale allows the SFD to save approximately $30,000. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Firefighters assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron extinguish a fire during a live burn training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 20, 2018. These types of training scenarios give Airmen real-world experience in a controlled environment which ensures they are proficient in their required duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Jonathan Rapelje, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron lead firefighter, walks out of the burn pit during a live burn training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. This specific exercise allowed Airmen to train on their response tactics to an aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Airmen 1st Class Alessandre Nagano and DeVaundre Carmona, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron firefighters, and Jonathan Rapelje, 2nd CES lead firefighter, extinguish a fire during a live burn training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 20, 2018. During these exercises, the fires are fueled by propane and controlled by personnel at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Firefighters from the 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron and the Shreveport Fire Department walk out of the burn pit during a live burn exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. Mutual training between Barksdale and SFD allows the two to develop a better relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires

Firefighters assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron remove their protective gear after completing a live burn training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. Aircraft burn exercises are not the only live burning training conducted at Barksdale. There are also requirements for structural live burns. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Teaming up, fighting fires
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Airman 1st Class DeVaundre Carmona, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, packs up a hose after a live burn exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. These exercises are annual requirements for 2nd CES firefighters, however they tend to occur more often, allowing for more real-world training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

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Firefighters from the 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron and the Shreveport Fire Department pose for a group photo following a live burn exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2018. These types of training scenarios allow 2nd CES and SFD firefighters to not only receive real-world experience in a controlled environment, but also establishes relationships that would be needed in the case of a large-scale emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

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